The ongoing operation to eradicate terrorists hiding in the Gadole forest area of Anantnag district in Jammu and Kashmir has now reached its seventh day. Security forces are utilizing drones to pinpoint terrorist hideouts. Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha of the Union Territory has pledged to avenge the martyrdom of three army officers who lost their lives during the encounter.
Ongoing Anti-Terror Operation in Gadole Forest Area
Recently, the body of 27-year-old Indian Army soldier Pradeep Singh, who went missing on September 13 during the Kokernag operation, was recovered. It is believed that one to two terrorists are still hiding in the region, with a burnt body of a terrorist already found. To prevent terrorists from entering residential areas, the security cordon has been extended as a precautionary measure to the neighboring Posh Kreri area.
Security Forces Targeting Terrorist Hideouts in Anantnag District
Additionally, two deceased individuals were discovered in the Gadole forest area, one identified as soldier Pradeep who lost his life during the encounter, while the identity of the other is yet to be confirmed. The security forces are employing drones and helicopters to intensify their search in the dense forest area, suspected to be hiding spots for terrorists after the encounter that resulted in the martyrdom of two army officers and a DSP.
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has emphasized avenging the martyrs’ blood and ensuring the terrorists’ masterminds face severe consequences.